Thanks for the video. Do you find BJJ has people standing less straight up, more bent/crouched? Seems like people square up a lot more in Judo, which leaves the feet closer for the sweep. I know I've seen people use foot sweeps in BJJ, I'm just curious if you find them harder to get when they keep their hips/feet back. Or do you just pull them around until they are forced to step to keep their balance.
I've never even attempted to a foot sweep, but I've always like the idea. I have back issues, so I don't like to shoot in under people. That leaves me with sacrifice throws or pulling guard.
I see more BJJ players adopt more of a wrestling stance when they aren’t experienced in Judo or if they have strong wresting tendencies. As with everything, it varies.
Keep in mind a stance you see in many BJJ matches would result in a penalty in Judo, so you don’t see it as often once Judoka are more experienced. With that said, I think it is easier to learn sweeps in a more upright stance, as getting the mechanics and timing down makes a huge difference.
Yes, you can sweep someone when they are in more of that defensive stance, but it’s better to get that down after you’ve gotten good at it from a more upright position.
Also, once you get your sweep mechanics and timing down, there are a lot of variations of sweeps that could be effective, but there are other throws that may be better depending on the opponent.